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Since its founding in 1873, Notre Dame Preparatory School has provided a stellar college preparatory education to young girls in the tradition of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
If you are interested in being part of an inclusive, dynamic community of educators dedicated to providing a stellar academic experience for young women and are committed to the mission and values of the SSNDs, we welcome you to join us!  

The essence of the Notre Dame Prep’s mission—academic excellence, spiritual growth, and the practice of justice—has remained the same since the school’s establishment and provides the foundation allowing NDP to offer a solid liberal arts-based curriculum while responding to the educational needs of the times.  

Employee benefits include: Health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings account; flexible spending account;  employee assistance plan; family leave; retirement plan; paid time off; disability insurance; life insurance; tuition reimbursement; and professional development assistance. 

The campus is located on 60 wooded acres in Towson, Maryland, and draws students from more than 80 zip codes around the region. Since 2011, NDP has been named a  Baltimore Sun Top Workplace, an honor determined by employee feedback. 

Notre Dame Preparatory has openings for the following positions. Please click on the links below to read the job descriptions and application instructions. 

Work Opportunities at Notre Dame Preparatory

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  • Major and Planned Giving Officer

    Notre Dame Preparatory School, an independent, Catholic school for girls in grades 6-12 in Towson, is seeking an experienced individual to work with major and planned gifts, as well as foundations as needed.   This position is responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major and planned gift donors as well as the strategic development, management, and evaluation of the major and planned giving programs. The position may be asked to assist with the School’s foundation research and grant-writing efforts. The position reports directly to the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. The right candidate will enjoy working in a mission-driven, religious educational setting as part of a team-based approach to advancement. The school seeks applicants who reflect and support a commitment to educating young women in the tradition of the School Sisters of Notre Dame to be loving, just, and wise. Employment is full-time.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • Identify, cultivate, and solicit a portfolio of top major and planned gift prospects, making solicitations directly or facilitating solicitation by appropriate individual (whether Headmistress, Trustee, other volunteer, or other staff member).
    • Make visits regularly, annually at minimum, to qualified prospects in the Baltimore area and, when applicable, to alumnae across the nation for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
    • Manage NDP’s planned giving society, working to strengthen and expand the society.
    • Develop individual donor strategies to upgrade and renew large gifts.
    • Oversee the strategy, program, and donor relationships associated with donor and prospect engagement events.
    • Work closely with advancement and communications colleagues to coordinate major and planned gifts efforts with those of the annual fund, alumnae relations, and communications.
    • Assist with foundation research, grant writing, and grant reporting efforts for capital and annual funding requests, as requested.
    • Work with the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement in providing leadership, direction, and motivation for the planning of the next capital campaign.
    • Assist with preparation and production of various campaign reports for use by the Office of Advancement, Board of Trustees, and other campaign volunteers.
    • Other duties as assigned.
     
    Other duties of the position include:
    • Work as part of a collaborative team, helping other colleagues as needed.
    • Exhibit a proactive approach to work and a willingness to do what is needed to make the objectives successful.
    • Demonstrate a clear understanding of and ability to convincingly articulate the school mission.
    • Have confidence in making bold gift requests, handling responses, and closing gifts.
     
    Qualifications:
    • 5+ years of experience in soliciting gifts preferred
    • Proven record in meeting fundraising goals
    • Strong writing skills and experience with grant writing
    • Demonstrated success with development project management
    • Technology skills as they relate to the position; experience with Raisers’ Edge strongly preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree required
     
    Notre Dame Preparatory School provides a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.
     
    Please forward cover letter, resume, and references to Kristen Kinkopf, Notre Dame Preparatory School, 815 Hampton Lane, Towson, Maryland 21286; or by email (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to kinkopfk@notredameprep.com. 
  • Middle Level Religion Teacher and Campus Minister

    Notre Dame Preparatory School, a Catholic college prep school for girls in Towson, Maryland seeks a full-time teacher and campus minister in the Religion Department in the Middle Level beginning second semester (mid-January) running through the 2021-2022 academic year. This position might also be available in the 2022-2023 academic year. 
     
    Founded in 1873 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Preparatory School is one of Baltimore's oldest Catholic, college preparatory schools for girls. The school's original mission--to foster academic excellence, spiritual growth, and practice of social justice in its students--has inspired thousands of living alumnae and continues to inspire the approximately 800 girls currently enrolled in grades 6-12.
     
    Discover more about Notre Dame Preparatory School here
     
    A successful candidate must be a Catholic and will possess the following characteristics:
    • The school seeks applicants who reflect and support a commitment to educating young women in the tradition of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) and the spirit of the Second Vatican Council and the practice of prayer and social justice.
    • The ability to plan and facilitate retreats, prayer services, and the Eucharist. 
    • The ability to work collaboratively to develop and enhance curriculum both vertically and horizontally.
    • A variety of engaging classroom instructional methods and experience with integrating technology in the classroom.
    Main subjects for this position include Christian Scriptures/New Testament (7th grade) and Church History (8th grade).
     
    Requirements
    • Prior teaching experience and experience in campus ministry. Three to five years preferred.
    •  Bachelor’s Degree in Theology or Religious Studies; Master’s Degree preferred.
    Interested candidates should please send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically to:

    Mike Wielgopolski, Chair of the Religion Department

    and

    Jo Marie Tolj, Middle Level Director
  • English Teacher

    Notre Dame Preparatory School, a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls located in Towson, Maryland, seeks a part-time teacher in our English Department, beginning on November 29, 2021, and continuing through the end of the academic school year. The position includes two class sections including one ninth-grade class and one senior class.
    The ideal candidate will have: 
    • a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in English
    • Maryland State Teacher Certification; demonstrated expertise in the teaching of literature and writing
    • a passion for teaching English to high school students; prior high school English teaching experience is preferred
    • ability to integrate technology effectively into instruction 
    • ability to collaborate effectively as a member of grade-level English teams, a grades 6-12 English department, and a high school faculty
    • a commitment to Notre Dame Preparatory School’s mission of academic excellence, spiritual growth, and the practice of social justice
    Founded in 1873 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Preparatory School is one of Baltimore's oldest Catholic, college preparatory schools for girls. The school's mission--to foster academic excellence, spiritual growth, and practice of social justice in its students--has inspired thousands of living alumnae and continues to inspire the approximately 800 girls currently enrolled in grades 6-12.
     
    Discover more about Notre Dame Preparatory School here.

    Interested candidates should please send cover letter and resume' electronically to:
    Diana Degnan-LaFon, Ph.D.
    English Department Chair 
    and
    Christine Szala
    Principal
  • Advancement Database Manager

    Notre Dame Preparatory School (NDP), an independent, Catholic girls school located in Towson, MD, seeks a full-time Advancement Database Manager. NDP serves approximately 800 students in grades 6-12. The School Sisters of Notre Dame sponsor the institution which is dedicated to educating young women to transform the world.

    The Advancement Database Manager is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the donor database. This is a full-time, twelve-month position that reports to the Director of Annual Giving and Donor Services. Responsibilities include constituent record management, query, and export building, and the development and production of financial, demographical, and statistical reports as requested by team members. In addition, the Advancement Database Manager will plan for and implement improvements in how the Advancement Department tracks all event-related information and data. Finally, the Advancement Database Manager will be responsible for overseeing the NDP archives, both hard copy, and digital files, while both creating a database collection and tracking procedure and guiding volunteers or other staff to assist with archive work.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:                                                                               
    • Create and edit constituent records in Raiser’s Edge, ensuring biographical and donor contact information conforms to standards established by the Advancement Office
    • Produce weekly and monthly analytical reports for Advancement Office as needed
    • Produce data for the Annual Impact Report
    • Produce statistics and data for annual NAIS/AIMS survey and complete those sections relevant to Advancement and Fundraising
    • Complete special research projects in support of major, planned, and foundation giving initiatives
    • Elevate the use of the database in Advancement by providing training to our staff members regarding pulling queries, using the data more effectively, etc.
    • Plan for and implement improvements in how the Advancement Department tracks all event-related information
    • Research and implement processes for archiving data in Raiser’s Edge/Blackbaud
    • Learn about and conduct prospect research, as requested
    • Research and create protocols for the school archives and provide guidance to volunteers retained to organize and catalog the various items
    • Assist with Advancement events, as needed
    • Other duties as assigned

    Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree required
     
    Skills/Abilities/Experience:
    • Two years of experience in a Development Office or equivalent environment preferred, preferably working with development/ fundraising software
    • Experience with constituent record management software or financial database and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge experience preferred
    • Experience in educational Institutional Advancement preferred
    • Highly detail-oriented with a critical degree of accuracy regarding data entry and analysis
    • Ability to prioritize work and to perform multiple tasks simultaneously while adhering to deadlines
    • Good interpersonal and organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
    • Ability to understand and follow directions regarding complex policies and procedures
    • Exhibits a professional demeanor and maintains confidentiality of data
    • Works well as a team member and independently
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required
    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Mrs. Kristen Kinkopf, Executive Director of Advancement, kinkopfk@notredameprep.com.
  • Director of Athletics

    Notre Dame Preparatory, a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls for grades 6-12 located in Towson, Maryland is seeking candidates for a full-time Director of Athletics. The Director receives her/his appointment from the Headmistress and reports directly to the Principal. This 12-month position begins immediately upon hire.

    Overview
    The Director of Athletics’ activities are important for development, implementation, maintenance, and supervision of a broad range of athletic and recreational opportunities, including varsity athletics, junior varsity athletics, Middle Level athletics, club sports, and intramurals. She/he directly supervises all Notre Dame Preparatory coaches. The Director of Athletics works closely with the Principal, and serves as the liaison for the Booster Club, works with the Athletics Advisory Board, and interacts and attends Advancement and Admissions Department activities, when appropriate.

    Responsibilities
    General Administrative
    • Develops and clearly articulates the mission and vision of Notre Dame Prep Athletics through effective communication and leadership.
    • Defines the tone and culture of NDP athletics, consistent with the culture of the school.
    • Formulates athletic department plans, policies, and procedures that assure compliance with Notre Dame Prep’s Employee Handbook.
    • Ensures compliance with the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) rules, regulations, guidelines, and policies and represents NDP at IAAM meetings.
    • Prepares and implements annual strategic plan for the Department of Athletics, consistent with the strategic plan of the school.
    • Hires, supervises, and formally evaluates coaches and assures their commitment to the school’s academic mission. Oversees the hiring and dismissals of all coaches.
    • In conjunction with Principal, staff, and coaches develops annual goals and objectives for the department, coaches, and staff, including revenue goals, along with establishing and managing quarterly benchmarks for evaluation of staff and coaches.
    • Maintains accessibility for parents of athletes, acts as liaison for parents regarding team and coaching issues and acts as final arbitrator in all parent/coach issues.
    • Collects and maintains, in conjunction with the Assistant Athletic Director, all athletic records, including team records, individual records, letters, and awards.
    • Promotes community service with athletic teams.
    • Delivers athletic and recreational opportunities to students with varying interests and skills and age levels; promotes student development, high academic achievement, and full participation in all aspects of Notre Dame Prep life.
    • Develops an overall athletic budget; manages fiscal oversight of the athletic programs and related activities; promotes athletic department financial self-sufficiency.
    Game and Practice Management
    • Develops strong vendor programs which enhance the branding of Notre Dame Preparatory School and assists with advancement opportunities.
    • Oversees operation, maintenance, and scheduling of all athletic fields and facilities in conjunction with the Assistant Athletic Director and Facilities Manager.
    • Oversees the rentals of athletic fields and facilities.
    • Oversees interscholastic schedules for all sports and with the assistance of the Assistant Athletic Director, coordinates transportation for athletic events.
    • Explores the development of a club sports program and oversees the delivery of an intramural program.
    • Develops, implements, and supervises programs for revenue-producing off-season use of facilities; runs tournaments for local area girls’ sports teams.
    Advancement and Finance Management
    • Serves on various school-wide, athletic conferences, local and state committees; serves as liaison for the administration for the Booster Club; chairs the Athletic Advisory Board.
    • Works closely with school’s advancement initiatives, acting primarily as a “friend raiser”; identifies opportunities for parents of athletes, alumnae, and friends of Notre Dame Preparatory School to provide fiscal support for athletic departmental programs.
    • Works closely with the school’s Dean of Students communicating updated sports rosters along with the Communications Office to promote the activities of the Athletics Department. Assists Assistant AD with updating the website and social media regarding schedules, scores, etc.
    • Ensures that educational programs regarding health and athletics are provided for athletes and parents of athletes.
    • Works closely with student-athletes, coaches, parents, and college counselors to secure athletic exposure and college scholarship opportunities.
    • Engages in internal and external networking, outreach, and public relations efforts.
    Communications and Marketing
    • Works closely with Assistant AD and Communications Director to promote school’s athletics programs, student-athlete awards, and team results.
    • Ensures website and other social media outlets are kept updated regarding team schedules, scores, team, and individual awards and other appropriate information.
    • Performs other administrative duties pertaining to her/his position as may be assigned Principal and/or Headmistress.
    Qualifications
    • Strong interpersonal communication
    • Ability to manage relationships with coaches, school administrators, and the public
    • Skilled at providing motivation and direction to the coaches, Assistant AD, and support groups
    • A resourceful leader that delegates tasks effectively
    • Conference attendance and ongoing professional development are necessary
    • Strong analytical, administrative, and multitasking skills
    • A proven track record with creating and overseeing an athletic department’s or corporate strategic plan
    • Willingness to work extended hours 
    Education/Experience
    • At a minimum, the candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in sports management, health, physical education, management or other related fields
    • Master’s degree preferred
    • Seven  years of athletic, coaching, and teaching or management experience are required
    • Knowledge of fundraising and promotional events
    To Apply
    Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and references to Athletic Director Search Committee c/o NDPSearchCommittee@notredameprep.com (include Athletic Director Search in the subject line).
  • Director of Physical Plant & Assets

    Notre Dame Preparatory, a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls for grades 6-12 located in Towson, Maryland is seeking candidates for a full-time Director of Physical Plant & Assets.

    This 12-month position reports to the Executive Director of Finance & Facilities. The Director of Physical Plant & Assets directs services for the School, Campus & Convent, overseeing the areas of facility maintenance, renovations, security, 60+ acres of grounds and landscaping, custodial services, construction, and special projects.

    Principal Responsibilities
    • Provide proactive leadership, supervision, and support for the facilities/maintenance, security staff, and other staff, as needed.  Set standards and ensure quality control.  Encourage professional development of staff through training, goal setting, and performance reviews.  
    • Protect, maintain, and enhance the facilities and related assets of NDP in a safe and efficient manner including Facility, Staff, Students, and Guests, and including buildings, grounds, furniture, fixtures, fire safety, and security equipment, along with maintenance equipment and supplies.  Safeguard related plans and business documents.
    • Will act as a resource for the Board of Trustees and its sub-committees, providing reports on all areas of the physical plant, bringing technical expertise, advice, and experience in building and grounds management, planned maintenance, energy management, and maximizing the use of the facilities. Participate and assist in the preparation for all Building and Grounds committee meetings. 
    • Coordinate planning and direct (as approved) all replacements and renewals of the physical plant.  Serve as liaison to the Headmistress and Board of Trustees on all facilities planning initiatives.
    • Develop operating and capital budgets for facilities, including annual, long-term, and project budgets for approval.  Responsible for cost and budget control; maintain records of all expenditures and provide regular reports to the Director of Finance.   
    • Solicit bids evaluate and recommend outside contractors and monitor their performance.  Coordinate with outside vendors such as landscapers, janitorial companies, and PM contracts, etc. to ensure timely and quality service.
    • Oversee scheduling, with the Manager of HVAC Engineer, of routine, preventative maintenance, and summer projects. Provide operational support to NDP’s faculty, staff, and parents for ongoing activities and special events.  Maintain the School’s detailed deferred maintenance schedule on a routine basis.
    • Monitor work orders tasks and oversee quality controls and the timely and cost-effective execution of all work orders, including logbooks for all areas of Physical Plant responsibilities
    • Oversee purchasing and inventory of equipment and supplies for maintenance, grounds, security, custodial, and transportation areas.  Maintain adequate inventory of all necessary supplies and parts. Maintain financially conscientious procedures when purchasing and negotiating with vendors to ensure the lowest price with the best quality. 
    • Work closely with the Manager of Rentals & Activities, to assist in coordinating schedules and assist with the rental of facilities and grounds.
    • Oversee the Manager of Rentals & Activities regarding custodial and maintenance tasks, as listed on the school’s master calendar.
    • Assist NDP’s emergency coordinator, helping to develop procedures and protocols to deal with emergencies.
    • Stay abreast of the changing needs of NDP’s curricular, extracurricular, and summer programs in order to respond in a timely fashion to any necessary changes in School Plant Services.
    • Code all invoices relating to the Schools facilities and maintenance approved Budget.
    • Monitor and assist with the purchase of capital equipment.
    • Monitor and chart the usage of gas & electricity kWh, to include assistance with the purchase of gas and electricity at times, per the current contracts
    • Any other duties as assigned by the Headmistress
    Environmental and Safety Responsibilities
    • Oversee code compliance programs, including asbestos management, OSHA, lead in water, paints, air quality, hazardous waste reduction, management, and disposal of chemical waste and other health-related issues.
    • Under changing regulations, work to keep the school accessible and in compliance with the ADA accessibility requirements, or ensure that reasonable accommodations have been provided when applicable.
    • Regularly inspect all work areas to ensure that no safety hazards exist.
    • Develop and implement strategies to minimize property loss. Manage distribution and collection of keys/swipe cards. Assist with fire safety alarms and equipment.
    Qualifications
    • Ten years of related technical work experience is required. Related experience could entail construction, plant engineer, or facility/property management.
    • Proven personnel management skills and contractor management experience, with the aptitude to judge quality of performance in all major technical trades. Technology user skills sufficient to prepare reports in Excel and Word.
    • Communication skills (oral and written) and confidence in conveying information to all types of members of the community, including teachers, administrators, trustees, parents, students
    • Commitment to the institution’s needs and readiness to respond as reasonable and necessary
    • College or trade school degree or equivalent experience required, preferably in one or more of the following disciplines: Industrial Management, Construction Management, Business & Accounting, Civil, Mechanical and or Electrical Engineering, or Architecture and reading and understanding of plans and spec.

    Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter, and references to Bobby Baird, Executive Director of Finances and Facilities, bairdb@notredameprep.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Consistent with all applicable laws, Notre Dame Preparatory School will recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other bases prohibited by law, provided the individual is qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the essential functions of the job.   
 
All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principle of equal employment opportunity, and only valid job qualifications will be required. 

Notre Dame Preparatory School

An Independent, Catholic Girls School, Grades 6-12, Sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame